Out of The Cube

Barbican Centre

Grande Hotel, Beira, Mozambique

Guy Tillim
Grande Hotel, Beira, Mozambique, Photographic print ,
Photography © Guy Tillim. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg (Diptych)


Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS


Hours: 9.00am - 11.00pm Monday - Saturday 12.00pm - 11.00pm Sundays and Public Holidays


Guy Tillim and Others at Barbican Centre

'Constructing Worlds' brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.

From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, we invite you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture. Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography to reveal hidden truths in our society.

Includes Guy Tillim, Berenice Abbott, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Lucien Hervé , Andreas Gursky, Stephen Shore and Julius Shulman, and the work of iconic architects such as Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, and Frank Lloyd Wright, amongst others.

25 September 2014 - 11 January 2015

David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole and Others at Barbican Centre

This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century. 'Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s' brings together over 400 works, some rarely seen, others recently discovered and many shown in the UK for the first time.

It features 12 key figures including Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov, Sigmar Polke, Malick Sidibé, Shomei Tomatsu, and Li Zhensheng as well as important innovators whose lives were cut tragically short such as Ernest Cole, Raghubir Singh and Larry Burrows.

The world changed dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s. From the Cultural Revolution to the Cold War; from America’s colonialist misadventure in Vietnam to the indelible values of the civil rights movement; this was the defining period of the modern age. It also coincided with a golden age in photography: the moment when the medium flowered as a modern art form.

'Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s' presents some of the most inspiring voices in 20th century photography, in order to reflect on the world then – and now.

13 September 2012 - 13 January 2013